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Turkey to recognise Jerusalem as capital of PALESTINE in challenge to US and Israel

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the announcement yesterday just days after slamming Donald Trump at a summit of Muslim leaders. Mr Trump sparked anger across the Muslim world and beyond with his controversial move to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, recognising it as Israel’s capital. And now Turkey has responded with a similar plan for east Jerusalem in what looked like a direct response to the US. Mr Erdogan told his AK Party: “God willing, the day is close when officially, with God’s permission, we will open our embassy…

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Even Trump wants Congress to save DREAMERS. So what’s the hold-up?

Get the THINK newsletter. SUBSCRIBE President Trump’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — which gave undocumented people brought to America as children an opportunity to remain in the only country many of them have known — was cruel, but it was also a sham. Even as he tried to pull the plug on DACA, President Trump asked Congress to stop him — and Republicans know it. Trump knows how important these young immigrants, known as DREAMERS, are to our economy, and he knows how disruptive…

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In the Arizona desert, coal era burns out for Navajo

BLACK MESA, Ariz. — Tradition has it that the spiritual forerunners of the Navajo people picked this spot — the high mesa land of the American Southwest — and assured the Navajo they had reached a kind of promised land. The Diné, or “children of the Holy People,” as the Navajo call themselves, were taught not to stray from the land bracketed by four sacred mountains, where they would never know the earthquakes, tornadoes and other calamities that beset their neighbors. The Navajo scratched out a living from the sparse…

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Melania Trump public opinion poll results SOAR – but is she ahead of Donald?

Melania Trump, 47, and Donald Trump, 71, have been First Lady and President of the USA for nearly a year. Now a new opinion poll has revealed how the couple are faring the eyes of the American public. Since moving into the The White House in June, Melania has been busy accompanying her husband on foreign tours and hosting events in Washington. Famed for her glamorous style, she has become one of the most photographed women in the world. And it seems her approach is working, as she has seen…

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US and South Korea in training exercise to ‘destroy Kim Jong-un’s nukes’

Last week the two countries took part in a “Warrior Strike” exercise at Camp Stanley near the South Korean capital of Seoul. The military training took place between Tuesday and Friday and is said to have replicated how weapons of mass destruction would be destroyed in the hermit state. US Defence Secretary James Mattis has suggested a “ground invasion” is required in order to stop the threat posed by Kim Jong-un’s corrupt regime. In a letter to military chiefs he said: “The only way to locate and destroy – with…

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North Korea missile alert as Kim vows ‘unflinching’ fight on anniversary of father’s death

The Kim Jong-il ruled over North Korea for 17 years between 1994 and 2011 and oversaw a famine that killed up to 3million people. Kim Jong-un was quoted as pledging his commitment to “fight more unflinchingly” to make the rogue state “independent in politics, self-supporting in the economy and self-reliant in defence”. His son visits his grave every year to mark his passing, while thousands of North Koreans morn his death in choreographed tributes that have been captured on video. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington…

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Some assembly required: OceanGate readies Titanic sub for the holidays

A scale model of the Titanic luxury liner sits on the other side of the clear acrylic viewport and titanium dome that’s due to be installed on the Cyclops 2 submersible at OceanGate’s headquarters in Everett. (GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) More EVERETT, Wash. — Almost all the pieces are in place for a Yuletide delivery of Titanic proportions: the completion of a multimillion-dollar underwater craft that’s due to explore the world’s most famous shipwreck next year. Cyclops 2, a five-person submersible that takes advantage of the latest in marine engineering,…

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Have America’s CEOs stopped standing up to Trump?

The outdoor recreation industry responded last week with a unified repudiation of the White House’s announcement to sharply reduce the size of two national monuments, but there is little indication that this — or other controversial positions, ranging from H-1B visa cutbacks to the still-unsettled fate of DACA “Dreamers” — would prompt America’s corporate leaders to sever ties with President Donald Trump. “You’ll see most companies, unless it’s something directly affecting their business, will try to stay out of the fray,” Andrew Ward, an associate professor of management at Lehigh…

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‘Thank you!’ Putin phones Trump after CIA foils Russia terror attack

The CIA sent Russia a tip-off that helped prevent a terrorist bomb attack on a cathedral in the Russia city, the Kremlin has revealed.  And today the two leaders shared a short phone call during which Mr Putin thanks Donald Trump for the intelligence service’s efforts.  A senior White House administration official confirmed the pair had spoken on Sunday.  It comes just days after the pair spoke on the phone about North Korea.  The Kremlin said information provided by CIA allowed Russian law-enforcement agencies to arrest the would-be attackers before…

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Trump lawyer accuses Mueller of improperly obtaining transition emails

A top lawyer for President Donald Trump’s transition team has accused a government agency of unlawfully turning over thousands of emails to Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of his probe into Russia’s election meddling and potential collusion with the Trump campaign. Kory Langhofer, general counsel to the transition team known as Trump for America (TFA), wrote a letter to the House Oversight Committee and Senate Homeland Security Committee Saturday detailing claims that Mueller’s team had improperly received emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his…

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